John Dewey's Continuity And Longitudinal Aspects Of Experience

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it is also a clear and concise statement of Dewey's basic criteria of experience. He uses continuity and interaction to describe the latitudinal and longitudinal aspects of experience (EE, 42). Continuity describes the aspects of experience as they relate to the individual. An appropriate experience modifies the person who has the experience, and the quality of subsequent experiences. Continuity is desirable when it fosters growth, arouses curiosity, and carries a person to a new and stronger place in the future. Interaction describes the aspects of experience as they relate to the environment. An experience has an active component which changes the context in which experiences are had: society and the physical world and its conditions. An
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